This cottage is a blend of modern and traditional. The client started with a desire for a timber frame cottage, with a modern exterior. The some away from home features a loft master bedroom, 2 bedrooms in a walk-out basement, and a shard family washroom on the main floor. the living room dining space is double height with exposed timbers and rafters. The dining room opens onto the south facing covered deck, with a small outdoor fireplace seating area.
Although the cottage is not aiming for any sustainable certifications we have implemented basic principles to reduce energy usage and operation costs of this second home. Features include natural daylighting, shading of windows to reduce solar gains, high performance wall assemblies, all with m
aking good value decisions in mind.